Development Concept Plans (DCP)
DCPs are a new plan type for the MD the framework for which was laid out in the MDP2010. DCP's will be high level plans that are undertaken by the County. They will address the planning for large scale areas which are defined by similar landform and character.
While the focus of the DCP is to address planning to accommodate future growth, the DCP may instead be used to establish a landscape of conservation for the purposes of maintaining its natural capital.
The intent of a DCP is to provide reasonably broad direction and the appropriate level of detail dependant on the intensity of the development envisioned within the specific area.
There are no approved DCP's in the County as yet but we anticipate undertaking at least one subsequent to the completion of the Growth Management Strategy.